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SHN Consortium Senior Operations Lead

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £46,704 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 18 May 2021
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2021-07

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Operations Lead who will be responsible for managing the School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Secretariat to deliver on the SHN Consortium’s terms of reference. The Senior Operations Lead will be a senior manager with programme management skills and familiarity with both the health and education dimensions of SHN, providing vision, leadership and direction to the research programme and administration of the SHN Consortium, including overseeing design delivery and quality, with financial and human resource management oversight, and strategic leadership for monitoring and evaluation.   

The Senior Operations Lead will also ensure that the governance and communications structures are maintained and supported. The post holder will support the day to day operations of the project, and develop and support the delivery of the business plan. In addition, the role holder will have a professional line of accountability to the SHN Consortium’s partners. 

The successful candidate will have proven experience of successful management of cross-sectoral, school based research activities involving health, nutrition and education; proven experience of engaging and influencing both research and policy communities in SHN across the health and education sectors; significant proven experience of working within large scale financial management systems, for example the IFIs (World Bank Group/IMF), Bilaterals or International Development Banks, including creating budgets, monitoring accounts and producing projections and reports, and supporting multi-million dollar projects with international partners, strong understanding of international development and global health and education issues, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels and across regions/countries. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by the World Food Programme until 31 October 2023. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 7 scale in the range £46,704 - £53,465 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference REF ITD-DCD-2021-07

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  

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